How to Get Great Deals on a Pedal Boat

DealDash is currently running an auction for a Sun Dolphin Sun Slider Adjustable Pedal Boat with Canopy. The buy it now price for this pedal boat is $749 and it would make for even more fun at the lake this summer for whoever wins it. It’s quite the desired item with the current bid price up to $185.70, this means 18,570 bids have been placed already!

See this auction for the Sun Dolphin Sun Slider Adjustable Pedal Boat with Canopy on DealDash. Unfortunately (and fortunately for all bidders currently bidding) after the $5.00 price mark this auction is now not accepting more bids from bidders who have not placed a bid before $5.

The buy it now price for this pedal boat is $749.99, $71 less than it’s selling for on Plus, the 21 reviews for this item averages it out to  = 4.5 stars on Amazon. Many of the reviews say this little pedal boat that holds up to 5 people and 825 lbs is very sturdy and roomy with plenty of room for passengers and fishing gear. This pedal boat comes shipped free, plus to whoever wins today’s auction on DealDash will get a 50% discount off of the end price!

The pedal boat is constructed of a UV-stabilized Fortiflex polyethylene deck and hull, an aluminum tiller steering system, and a tough paddle wheel. Includes recessed drink holders, built in coolers, and a canopy to protect you from UV rays while out relaxing and peddling on the water.

  • Adjustable 5-person pedal boat with water-repellant, folding canopy
  • Seats 3 people in the front and 2 in the back; removable high-back supports
  • 3-position pedal cranks, with tiller steering system and tough paddle wheel
  • Built-in coolers for storing food and beverages; recessed drink holders
  • Integrated motor mount; measures 93 x 24.5 x 65 inches (W x H x D)
  • Length: 93″, Width: 65″, Height: 24.5″, Weight: 110 lbs., Capacity: 825 lbs.
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If you’re interested in saving money on a brand new pedal boat be sure to check out the auctions on DealDash for pedal boats! The last auction ended for only $6.96 on April 7th.

Tips for Winning Hello Kitty Auctions on DealDash

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Ok, so I realize that this will not please everyone. You’re either a Hello Kitty fan who would go as to have a Hello Kitty wedding or transform your vehicle into a Hello Kitty dream car, think she’s cute but wouldn’t buy it, haven’t even heard of it, or think Hello Kitty is the spawn of all things evil, as is the popular opinion on the website
With that said, if you are a Hello Kitty fan you will love the fact that you might be able to win Hello Kitty themed items cheaply by bidding and winning Hello Kitty items on entertainment auctions.
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Decorate your favorite space with these Hello Kitty Couture Wall Decals! Coming soon to an auction on DealDash be sure to register + then click get notified of the auction start date.  These decals are easy to apply and take off as they are peel & stick decals. This decal set includes hearts, stars a Hello Kitty figure holding a teddy bear, and a Hello Kitty cloud bubble. Great home decor for Hello Kitty Fans of all ages!
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Charge your iPhone or iPod and listen to tunes from this adorable  Hello Kitty Stereo Speaker System for Apple iPhone and iPod. Including iPod classic, iPod touch and 4th-generation iPod nano for listening to your music and charging your iPod or iPhone.  Click Alert Me once you are signed in to find out when this will go to auction!
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Early mornings can be tough. Make waking up easier and much more fun when you can wake up to this Hello Kitty AM/FM Stereo Alarm Clock Radio with CD Player. Buy it now for $72 if you don’t win, or if you just want to buy it and not bid!

This ZAK Hello Kitty HKIA-K950 25-oz. bottle features a shatter- and stain-resistant design for durability and a flip-top cap that locks into place when open for ease of use. The Hello Kitty design displays your fan status. The last auction for this super cute Hello Kitty water bottle ended for only $0.26! Buy it now on DealDash for $12 and get it shipped free!
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Listen to your tunes in style with these Hello Kitty head earbud headphones. When the auction is scheduled and active you will be able to bid on it or buy it now for only $8.99 shipped!
2012-08 109Pop the best air popped popcorn ever in just 3 minutes with this cute and functional Hello Kitty Air Popped Popcorn Maker. $39.99 and coming soon to an auction on DealDash!
hello kitty toaster
Now instead of toast with the face of the Virgin Mary you can have your very own Hello Kitty toast toaster that imprints a perfect Hello Kitty face with bow on all of your toast (just leaves the center untoasted).
Tips for Getting Great Deals on these and more Hello Kitty Themed Items on DealDash:
-Be Patient when you bid, but don’t miss out by placing a bid too late in the game. Be sure to bid before the clock says 3 seconds.
-Use Bid Buddy – set up a bid buddy with as many bids as you want to spend and let it go! If it seems like others are consistently bidding they may be on bid buddy too. Wait for them to run out of bids, then set your’s up. Pay attention.
-Use buy it now! For any of these above items, once they’re scheduled you can use buy it now whether or not you have placed any bids. BUt it’s better to bid, then buy it now if you don’t win, that way you do get all of your bids placed back to your account.
Good luck! Let us know what other Hello Kitty themed items you’d love to see. How about a Hello Kitty Head Swarovski crystal necklace? *Hint, hint @DealDash?*

Grocery Bills Getting Your Down? 

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According to MSN Money, thanks to inflation, the cost of food in the US will increase by at least 4% in 2015. What will food cost in 4 years? 

“Big-time inflation is headed for the grocery aisles, and whatever your diet, you’ll feel the hit. Compare the prices of common foods today with what they’re likely to cost in 2015.”
Grocery item: A loaf of bread

  • Typical price in 2011: $1.85/lb
  • Estimated price in 2015: $2.16/lb
  • Predicted annual price increase for all cereal products: 4%

Grocery item: A gallon of milk

  • Typical price in 2011: $3.30
  • Estimated price in 2015: $3.86
  • Predicted annual price increase for all dairy products: 4%

Grocery item: Ground beef

  • Typical price in 2011: $3.59/lb
  • Estimated price in 2015: $4.71/lb
  • Predicted annual price increase for red meat: 7% 

Grocery item: Chicken breast

  • Typical price in 2011: $3.21/lb
  • Estimated price in 2015: $4.37/lb
  • Predicted annual price increase for poultry: 8%

Prices at the grocery store have definitely already gone up, but don’t be dismayed there are ways to save money on your food bill!
First of all, deals on gift cards on DealDash will help you save money on groceries so you won’t have to cry every time you ring up your groceries at the market.
DealDash offers a variety of gift cards for Walmart, Safeway and! All three can get you groceries for less!
A $10 Safeway gift card sold for $0.13, $25 for $0.06, and a $50 for $0.02 Safeway Gift Cards are redeemable at eight popular grocery store brands: Dominick’s, Vons, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Pak ’n Save. This highly valued reward offers a wide selection of products and convenience shopping.
Walmart gift cards have sold for $0.33, for a $25, $0.11 for  $50 and $0.46 for a $10. Remember as with all entertainment auctions auction prices can vary and you can always use buy it now if you end up having to bid more and get your bids back!   Sam’s Club is owned by Walmart you can use these Walmart gift cards at Sam’s Club to save money on even more food (some Sam’s Clubs even sell gas!). gift cards have recently sold for $0.08 for $75, $100 for $1.22, $15 for $0.32. There’s currently an auction for one $800 gift card on DealDash! Did you know that even has an Amazon Fresh section and will deliver fresh food right to your doorstep?
Remember, if you do not win an auction with your bids you can buy it now, get your gift card in the mail within a week or 2 and get all your bids back to try to win again next time. It’s great that DealDash offers gift cards to grocery stores and popular big box retailers.
Combine these deals with extreme couponing (Extreme Couponing tips can be found online on one of many blogs such as The Krazy Coupon Lady
, be prepared to win,  and the inflation of 2015 and beyond won’t scare you anymore!
Tell us how you keep your grocery costs low!


Buy It Now Is Your DealDash Life Raft

Feel like you’re sinking every time you sink money into an auction and end up losing? Let DealDash’s Buy it Now be your life raft. 
10385109984_d69bc9c833_z Buy it Now on DealDash is an incredible feature and makes entertainment auction bidding much more enjoyable, but what exactly is it and how does it work?
Buy it Now on DealDash will help you save money and get great deals.
What happens on DealDash is a lot of members can bid but only one bidder will be a winner.
So, where do all the bids go that were placed by bidders? The bids were already purchased by users, so DealDash already has the money you spent on the bids, after all that was the part of the deal up front.
You buy bids, there are some great items, and you have a platform to try to win them… So  you either have deeper pockets or can bid longer than all of the other bidders participating, or you can back out when it doesn’t look like an end is in sight anytime soon and get all, yes, ALL of your placed bids BACK into your bidding account and get the item.
You will have to pay the item’s purchase price, of course, but rest assured that the item will arrive at your door soon and at a very competitive market price. Usually the buy it now price that is listed on DealDash is the very same price that you can find the item for on or Walmart. Plus, most of the items are fulfilled by either trusted retailer.
Penny auctions are inherently a win some, lose some game. Entertainment shopping is supposed to be fun. It’s not supposed to suck your money out of your bank account leaving you broke and empty handed. Sure you are willingly handing over your money to try to win, but DealDash offers a very good opportunity to save money, have fun, and score deals. Just know you will not win every time you try. There are other bidders who want to win too. There are a few things you can do to be a smarter bidder, but the most important feature that DealDash offers is their buy it now. So be sure to take advantage of it!
When should you buy it now?
You can buy it now at any time, but especially use buy it now when you have reached a point where you have spent a significant amount of money on bids and the auction ends, or you have to stop bidding.  Say an item you are bidding on is a Samsung Smart HDTV valued at $900 – you have already spent $450 at this point, you would keep going to try to win but you are paying more money in bids but what happened is the auction ended you were looking away from the screen for 2 seconds, hit bid and it was already too late. The auction ended – everyone that was on bid buddy is now off of it but you’re not out of luck, you can get your bids back, yes 100% of them back into your account – that $450 doesn’t have to be a waste, if you use buy it now for the TV. Can’t really afford it but don’t want to lose? Use buy it now, get the item and resell it on eBay or Craigslist or to a friend over Facebook. Reclaim the money you spent, get your bids back and win another item. Who knows you may even win the same TV for less than what you spent on bids the first time. You really never know. Just know the safety net is there and it’s a great one to take advantage of.
Say you drive a lot and gas takes a lot out of your monthly income – bid on gas gift cards. You can win some, but you will lose some. so what happens when you lose? Use buy it now – get all of your bids back to try again and get a gas gift card that you will use and were going to use anyway!
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